The publications housed in the Magid Center are staffed, designed, managed, and written by UI undergraduate students. They provide students with the educational experience of producing a literary magazine, as well as the chance to run meetings/improve interpersonal skills, gain valuable editorial/proofreading experience, gain marketing/design experience, practice professional workplace behavior, share work publicly, build community relationships, and work with established authors.

The Magid Center is home to:

Ink Lit Mag logoInk Lit Mag - conceived, edited, designed, staffed, and promoted twice a year by the residents of the Iowa Writers Living-Learning Community, Ink Lit Mag is open to submissions by all first-year University of Iowa students (regardless of major/area of study) as well as alumni of the IWLLC.

earthwords logoEarthwords - open to submissions by all University of Iowa undergraduates, regardless of major or area of study, Earthwords showcases the creative works of UI undergraduates in literature and the arts.


If you're interested in earning a credential while learning about the publishing industry, please visit our Publishing Track of the Certificate in Writing page.